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If you often find yourself struggling to find the perfect gift for friends, family, and acquaintances – don’t worry! There are some gifts that will work for any occasion and for almost any person too.
What this means is, that you can purchase some of them ahead of time and hand them out when the occasion comes around.
While there is a skill in giving something personal and special, sometimes you just need a quick and timeless gift that does the job.
Subscriptions have been one of the most purchased products in the last couple of years. You can find subscription beauty boxes, book clubs, stationery and of course flowers! Flowers are the perfect regular gift for everyone.
There are subscription options that can work for any budget. Not to mention it is the gift that keeps on giving. Typically they come in 3,6, and 12-month options.
It doesn’t have to be a mug, it can just as easily be a small espresso cup. Think about what the giftee likes to drink and get the right size mug.
There is a simple pleasure in sipping a warm drink from a monogrammed mug or cup.
Go the extra mile and purchase a pack of their favourite tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
You might not be able to give them the gift of extra minutes in the hour, but you can help them keep the time much better. In a world where everyone checks the time on their phone – what a joy to do it via a watch or even a pocket watch! If you aren’t sure how to select the best pocket watch, check out this pocket watch buying guide.
Everyone needs a good cashmere scarf in the autumn and the winter. This is the type of gift that you can buy in advance and wrap up when the time comes. Pick up a few colours, and you can give the gift of warmth to your friends and family.
If a scarf doesn’t feel like enough of a gift, then add in matching gloves and a hat.
Reading in comfort
Not everyone has the space for a bookshelf and hundreds of books – as much as we would all love an in-house library. Luckily, with an e-reader like the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, NOOK or the Kobo.
They are lightweight and great for people who love to read but don’t want to carry heavy books. It also means that you have set yourself up nicely for future gifts and can give book vouchers for the brand of e-reader you gave originally. Win-win!
It doesn’t have to be a candle; it could be any home fragrance option. The fact is most people enjoy a lovely smelling home. Reed diffusers and candles are great gifts, and you can choose a scent that you know the person would love.
Buying and giving gifts can be as straightforward or as complicated as you make it. Stick with the classics but add a personalised twist, and you’ll always be on the right track.
Another great gift is a print! Read more about creating one here: Creating memories with canvas prints – Dragons and Fairy Dust.